The Black Streak*** E1 5c
[The Black Streak, 2 kb]70m, 2 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.
Allan Austin & Rodney Valentine 09/Aug/1976

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, North West Summer Road Trip, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Summer Trip 2014, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

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This climb is in 173 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/15

Reachy getting the good finger lock after the delicate moves.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with John Mcdonald

Did crux 1st pitch, 2nd was wet so we dodged round the wet bits via P2 of Route 1 then got back on track, would like to come back for that part of the 2nd pitch as it was a really fun climb!
Hugh Simons - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with David McKinney, Adam Harris

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Robin

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/15

Some of the best rock I've ever climbed on. Led the first pitch after Chris took a couple of falls: we were both pretty flustered because of the crap weather looming on the horizon. Huber-brothered the second pitch, and managed to get down just as it started raining.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/15 with Chris

Mackinclimb - Lead - 27/Jul/15

arrang - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/15 with Adam Mackintosh

a_hein - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Viv Scott

weelee9985 - AltLd O/S - Jun/15

ollie1 - Lead dog - 23/May/15 with michael gordon

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/15

Lead second pitch. Balancey (scary) first move. Then all good.
SallyReeves89 - AltLd - 22/May/15 with Sinclair Cooper

Led P1
Alex@home - AltLd O/S - 01/May/15 with The Doctor

Colin Scotchford - 2nd - 24/Apr/15

Lead the first pitch and Ali got the second, what a climb!
DavidMcK - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/15 with weelee9985

tomwhitchurch - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15

Clean lead on P2, slipped on P1 right before crux move (following)
IggyGoesPop - AltLd - 14/Mar/15

malone - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Peter Herd

Tim_Gomersall - AltLd - Sep/14 with ANNA

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/14

Led top pitch, a superb route.
Captain Solo - AltLd rpt - 15/Aug/14 with Cal

burto - AltLd rpt - 20/Jul/14 with bruce

stunning moves on perfect rock
phil64 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with matt dean

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Luke Cullum

lcullum7 - 2nd - 09/Jun/14 with Ky Aizawa

oliverk - 2nd - 07/Jun/14 with Zoe, Marty

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/14

Hidden - May/14

Has to be one of the best climbs ever!
Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/14 with Paul Freudenthal

freudy_love - AltLd rpt - 28/Apr/14 with Dave Douglas

arose - AltLd - 26/Apr/14 with Alfie Tipler

Blindly climbed the second pitch of Route 1 - you would have thought the black streak would have highlighted the way!
gforce - AltLd rpt - 29/Mar/14 with Tim W

danimal88 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Toby Burrell

James Thacker - 2014

Led p1, small wires rather useful. Second pitch is excellent and forced even me to do two hand jams and two foot jams
abbeywall - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/13 with FM

Uisdean hawthorn - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Callum_Johnson

Excellent first pitch!
Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Uisdean

Top crack felt no harder than the top crack on Route 2. Great climbing.
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/13 with Fiend

guy757 - 12/Jul/13

annep11 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Harry Holmes

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Anne Peale

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13 with Colin Morrison, Henry Cowan

Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13 with Cal

colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13 with Henry Cowan, Paul Freudental

Led P2 with deviation at start (no micros). Brilliant climb
John Dale - AltLd - 02/Apr/13 with Matthew Osborne

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with ross barnes

Ross Barnes - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Andy I

Lovely. LEad P1. Got a nice larks footed wire in on the crux. Superb. P2 is about HVS
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/12 with Colin Angus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

D.Russell - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Adam

Led P2 (which is very soft for 5b). Ace.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with James Oswald

superb! Amazing day & a breeze to keep away the midges!
simondunf - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with danny

Tightsgirl - AltLd - 02/Jul/12 with Ali Rose

Hannahs first E1 lead. Great route
arose - AltLd - 02/Jul/12 with Hannah Francis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12

Triggalicious - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/12 with Rob Askew, Fergus Cuthill

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Andy

Led pitch 2. This is just like the granite slabs of Ailefroide, but without the bolts. Perfect rock, perfect friction.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Martin Haworth

cuthill76 - Lead - 26/May/12

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Ian

Just did 1st pitch.
Captain Solo - Lead - 20/May/12 with Brian

Led p2. Excellent. Silly slip seconding p1, not even on the hard bit!
Dizz - AltLd - 16/May/12 with Andy N

Nearly 15 years since last climbed so almost O/S! Total classic route with great moves all the way on perfect rock, nice variation is to do the 5c start of Northumberland Wall leading direct to the crack on pitch 2 (left of tree) , this gives you two E1 5c pitches instead of one....
Chad123 - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/12 with Sophie B, Emily

Amazing rock! Awesome position. Delicate 5c move in first pitch but fairly steady thereafter. This was my first ever climb with a heavily pregnant woman, who cruised it! Tip top route in the sunshine :)
sophiecb - 2nd - 28/Apr/12 with Em, Chad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/12

Hey E1, things are looking up. 30 Centigrade.
ian caton - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Abi

My first E1 and the best route ive done yet. Lead 1st pitch.
peter.herd - AltLd - 28/Mar/12 with Rory Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Mar/12

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 24/Mar/12 with Toby, Rob

Tobes - AltLd - 24/Mar/12 with matt, Rob B

PAJames - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

Hard crux sequence. Great rock.
iceicebaby - 2nd β - 30/Jul/11 with Sam Wood

chris j - AltLd - 24/Jul/11 with Chris from torridon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11

Great route. Tricky little move on that first pitch.
henwardian - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/11 with Fraser-with-the-beard

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd O/S - Jul/11 with Cynthia Grindley, Pete Whillance

jazzyjackson - AltLd - 27/Jun/11 with sebrider

Nice well protected moves through the crux :)
sebrider - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/11 with jazzyjackson

Another good route, crux is really good and safe, nice second pitch to finish the climb.
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Simon

Excellent 1st pitch
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Geoff

lead p2. beautiful flowing climbing. ****
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Rob Askew

****. Better than Route 2, flowing climbing all the way through, never feeling desperate. Lead P1.
rob askew - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Jamie Sparkes

steve prior - AltLd β - Jun/11 with Pete R

pete87abs - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with marcel, rob

westaway - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Imelda Neale

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/11

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with davy watt

both pitches, very nice
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 25/Mar/11 with Bengt

more very nice!
tomdude - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with lawrence

bengt - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Rob

wence - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Tom

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Mike

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/10 with Lizzie

second pitch
jess - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with martin

Couldn't work out the crux so had to take the lower of shame.
Captain Solo - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/10 with Peter

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/10

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Ferdia

climbed last year also.
ferdia - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/10 with Andy

Fergus Cuthill - AltLd rpt - Jun/10 with Rozzy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10

2nd pitch
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Bart

vanderz - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with patrick dawson

Second Pitch
Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with Chris Vanderz

sgl - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Humble

very clean and nice
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Ben Taylor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Just first pitch as it was getting dark
monsteratt - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Matt, Nic and Andy

Only did the first pitch, amazing crag and the rock is shweet
Andrew Abraham - 2nd - Oct/09

Hidden - TR - 09/Sep/09

Sandy Simpson - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with brian duthie

Brilliant climbing
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Jamie Wilson

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Cora and Jamie

Liam Ingram - 2nd - 04/Jun/09 with Tom B

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Latham

mikecopp - Lead O/S - 27/May/09 with Will B

Fergus Cuthill - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with CalumC + Ian Burton

burto - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with calum + fergus

Nice climbing, easy going for E1. led pitch 2. Fergus came up as a 3rd.
CalumC - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Ian Burton

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with paul

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with mal_meech

Paulww - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Ryan

AndyL - AltLd - 2009 with ferdia

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/08

mshorter - Lead - 14/May/08 with alex

Urgles - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with Fiend

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/08

Murray Freq - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

figfour - Lead - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

HIGHTOWER - TR - Oct/05 with Tim

dave o - Lead O/S - 21/May/05 with Julia H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/05

Dirk Wallis - AltLd - 26/Mar/05 with Grrr

Jamie Simpson - Jun/04 with Lesley Bekk, Moira Langmuir, Andy Munro

Dave Kerr - Lead - 10/Apr/04 with Jill Kerr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

bullybones - 2002

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/01

Lone Rider - 2000

Idid the 5c pitch
uphillnow - AltLd - 10/Jun/99 with Mark Gray

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Cassidy - 2nd β - Jun/97 with David Cassidy

Hidden - 1997

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 12/Jun/96 with Al Willoner

CMacD - 1996

AlanLittle - Lead - 31/May/95

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/95

brianrunner - Mar/95 with steve wells

andybirtwistle - Lead - 29/May/94 with Graham Hindle

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 04/Jul/92 with Mike Boyle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/92

Hidden - Lead - 1991

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